One, Two, Three in the Flame | Teen Ink

One, Two, Three in the Flame

May 28, 2015
By Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
Z.V.Oksana PLATINUM, Harrison, Arkansas
22 articles 1 photo 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Maybe you can afford to wait. Maybe for you there's a tomorrow. Maybe for you there's one thousand tomorrows, or three thousand, or ten, so much time you can bathe in it, roll around it, let it slide like coins through you fingers. So much time you can waste it.
But for some of us there's only today. And the truth is, you never really know.”
― Lauren Oliver, Before I Fall

One: The smartest action was to flee,
But, she was a knowledge addict.
He saw the chance to manipulate,
And tricked the fear to dissipate.
Why, why did this man have power?
To inflict her with inner chaos?
She gave him the deed her her heart.
“Someday, we’ll never be apart.”
She took the abuse with a hope
That couldn’t be crushed after months
He spit up second-hand adoration.
This is a story of domination.
Inverse love, no, it was just - temptation.
Her own heart clamped on barbed wire.

Two: He was her vengeance, light of evil
A cough drop for a heart not beating
For her ill-intentions, he brought his
And she accepted it as what “is.”
but his own illness left her in black
Wrath of a man who had not her heart
Then the revenge crushed her ribs
The words stabbed with calligraphy nibs
Because she knew the world, now
She predicted her death to come
She couldn’t bring herself out of depression
From the man who supported her repression
Was it love? Not for his aggression
His barbaric foot stomped her chest one last time.

Three: And as she places one toe into light
Her heart swells and panic persists
All she can feel is the hot unease
But for some reason, it continues to please
Because there was the three in the flame
That burnt up the only life she’d known
She knows there’s something more
Some kind of love, something she’d adore
Or the cry of her heart to hurt it no more
Something upon the tip of her tongue

Similar Articles


This article has 2 comments.

on Jun. 5 2015 at 1:13 pm
Allen. PLATINUM, Palo Alto, California
32 articles 9 photos 525 comments

Favorite Quote:
[i]No matter how much people try to put you down or make you think other things about yourself, the only person you can trust about who you really are is you[/i] -Crusher-P

Really well written. I like the story, I like the metaphors, I like the way you express yourself in general. However, I do think the meter could use a little work to make the rhymes fit better. Other than that, it's wonderful.

on Jun. 1 2015 at 4:25 pm
ThePoeticJustice PLATINUM, Houston, Texas
29 articles 0 photos 207 comments

Favorite Quote:
Hold fast and keep your head up high for life will pass right by you like a speeding bird if you don't acknowledge it- Charles Moorer III (me)

..................... wow........ nuff said XD It could've been spaced better, but other than that, it was pretty good. It's a sad story, a very sad story. Good job, you're a great writer